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'''Ernest Lawrence Thayer''' (August 14, 1863 – August 21, 1940) was an American literature|American writer and poet who wrote "Casey at the Bat," "the single most famous baseball poem ever written" according to the Baseball Almanac, and "the United States|nation’s best-known piece of comic verse—a ballad that began a native legend as colorful and permanent as that of Johnny Appleseed or Paul Bunyan."
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PseudonymPhin
Birth date{{birth date|1863|8|14}}
Birth placeLawrence, Massachusetts
Death date{{Death date and age|1940|8|21|1863|8|14}}
Death placeSanta Barbara, California
OccupationPoet
NationalityAmerican
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